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Luncheon reception with His Holiness The Dalai Lama

February 21, 2010

His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama , Los Angeles 2010


February 20, 2010 , Whole Child International , a charity organization dedicated to improving orphanage care-giving,  welcomed His Holiness The Dalai Lama in Los Angeles,  to receive their first Whole Child International Humanitarian Award.

I was honored to be invited  and join this Luncheon Reception held in the Hotel Montage, Beverly Hills,  on the theme of “Children’s Intimate Relationships in the Early Years – the Root of Compassion”.

Among the attendees, were Nilmini Rubin, Senior Member of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Ruth Levine from the Center for Global Development; Gary Newton, U.S. Government Special Advisor for Orphans and Vulnerable Children; Robert McCall, Co-Director of the University of Pittsburgh Office of Child Development; along with remarkable, every-child’s-favorite Doctor, Dr. Harvey Karp and his beautiful wife and my friend as well, director & producer Nina Montee Karp.

Karen Gordon, founder of Whole Child International , which is dedicated towards improving the lot of orphans worldwide by shifting the focus in orphan care from speed and efficiency to love and compassion, introduced the organization.

Whole Child International seeks to change in the way orphanages function: management, the caregiver’s relationship to the orphan and the physical environment for the child.

First thing he did when His Holiness The Dalai Lama went up on stage, is to take off his shoes and sit cross legs, comfortable in his chair. “Firstly children are also human beings , and therefore should have human rights. Secondly, our hope for a better future entirely depends on the younger generation.”

His Holiness spoke about Compassion.

“We must build the next generation to be a more compassionate generation. If children receive maximum affection when they are growing up, then they will grow to be better human beings.”

When asked about those motherless children and what is our all responsibility, His Holiness answered: ” Like among many mammals, humans’ big brains is what make us different. ”

” Many problems are our own creation, he continued, because too many emotions have clouded our perspective and we can’t see the big picture.”

Since a calm, more compassionate mind is essential, His Holiness urged families with children to bring up their children to be more compassionate.

“If the planet becomes more compassionate, then many problems automatically cease.” To ensure that humanity is healthy, the next generation should be brought up in a healthy way. “Our whole hope remains with them. They are the humanity of the 21st century.”

What an Honor indeed, to be in that same room with His Holiness, The 14th Dalai Lama!

Thank YouKaren Gordon , for making this possible. Never Loose Your Vision !

You have all my support and help to ensure that every child gets the chance to become a whole person.

Today, February 21, 2009, His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama was interviewed by Larry King for Larry Kind Live CNN, on a private house in Beverly Hills, CA.

Larry King started off by asking about His Holiness’s meeting with President Obama and asked what His Holiness wanted from Obama.

He mentioned his three main commitments: promotion of human values, promotion of religious harmony and the Tibetan issue. His Holiness requested President Obama to urge the Chinese government for dialogue and contact with the Tibetans, and requested help, such as scholarships for Tibetans in refugee communities as well as Tibetans in Tibet.

Larry King asked His Holiness if America could maintain good relations with China while at the same time supporting Tibetan independence. He answered that there was no contradiction in keeping good relations with China and supporting Tibet because they were not seeking independence but a genuine autonomy. ” Our concern is basic rights for the six million Tibetans inside Tibet. Every Tibetan wants a modernized Tibet” and to remain part of China can ensure this. He called his approach the Middle Way approach and stressed, “Our approach is in the best interest of China.”

His Holiness particularly emphasized the role of education in developing compassion so that intellectual development is concurrent with moral development. He urged that children should be taught the value of compassion when they are small. He said that Tibetan parents teach their children not to kill insects and the children grow up to value all life. ”If children do not value insect life, that can be a slippery slope to devaluing all life.” He also pointed out that compassion reduces blood pressure, tension and stress, and induces sound sleep and good digestion. His Holiness said, “The real healing power is compassion.”

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What to remember when waking

November 20, 2009

In that first
hardly noticed
moment
to which you wake,
coming back
to this life
from the other
more secret,
moveable
and frighteningly
honest
world
where everything
began,
there is a small
opening
into the new day
which closes
the moment
you begin
your plans.

What you can plan
is too small
for you to live.

What you can live
wholeheartedly
will make plans
enough
for the vitality
hidden in your sleep.

To be human
is to become visible
while carrying
what is hidden
as a gift to others.

To remember
the other world
in this world
is to live in your
true inheritance.

You are not
a troubled guest
on this earth,
you are not
an accident
amidst other accidents
you were invited
from another and greater
night
than the one
from which
you have just emerged.

Now, looking through
the slanting light
of the morning
window toward
the mountain
presence
of everything
that can be,
what urgency
calls you to your
one love?  What shape
waits in the seed
of you to grow
and spread
its branches
against a future sky?

Is it waiting
in the fertile sea?
In the trees
beyond the house?
In the life
you can imagine
for yourself?
In the open
and lovely
white page
on the waiting desk?

~ David Whyte ~

(The House of Belonging)

Linda Taylor for GUESS MARCIANO

November 16, 2009

Campaign for GUESS – GUESS by Marciano

Los Angeles, CA 2009


Linda Taylor for GUESS

Linda Taylor for GUESS MARCIANO

Linda Taylor for GUESS by Marciano

My Birthday Wish

October 9, 2009

My 31 birthday wish

Because I feel grateful for what I have, for having a childhood that others don’t get same chance to have,  I take this opportunity of giving back, as a REAL GIFT !!

Helping and supporting children from all over the world, for me, that is what real  beauty of giving is all about !

Thank you all considering this, supporting one another reach our potential and making a difference.

This is my cause

UNICEF

UNICEF Cause



Mission: Help children around the globe.


UNICEF has been fighting for children’s rights for over 60 years, and they have proven to be the world’s leading advocate for children’s rights. They influence world leaders to make the world a safer place for the youngest generation, and they continue fighting to help those who are not big enough to fight for themselves. Whether it is raising money for vaccination or educated a town, UNICEF has done whatever it takes to bring a good quality of life to impoverished children. One cannot begin to touch on all UNICEF has done, but please visit http://www.unicef.org to learn more.

This is why I’m donating my birthday

This particular cause is something I really care about. Plus, I don’t need any presents…so why not use my birthday to do something good for the world? Thank you for being with me in this. Thank you all for your support!

This is what I’m asking of my friends

http://apps.facebook.com/causes/birthdays/180560?m=ec8d0601&ref=nf

Meet Leza Raley-Labrador

August 20, 2009

Have you ever wonder how is like to meet Leza Raley-Labrador?

Well, I tell you how it is : It’s like you met with an abundance of Peace, Love, Hope, Compassion, Inspiration … a real ANGEL !  A mass of whole GOODNESS !

A person who’s not only about to change the world, but ready to face all challenges that will make this place we live in today, a better place; a peaceful, cleaner, greener, healthier one!!

I say so, cause I know so.  I feel it in my heart.

I know Leza long enough to speak this way of her. She’s not only become a dear friend of mine, along the years, but a true friend as well. A family member I dare to call.

I can’t ignore one of my favorite quote of Henry Ford, who once said ”My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me. ”

true friendship

As Aristotle very well teaches us all: Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference. ‘‘ is exactly how I want to describe and introduce you to Leza Raley-Labrador.

I encourage you to read more about Leza Raley-Labrador, and discover her humanitarian projects, her life, along with all about herself, which is: Peace, Love, Hope & Change.

www.digitalbreathing.net

You will not only be amazed by a woman with real power of change, but inspired to help the change as well.

”Together Change is Possible ” ~ Leza Raley -Labrador


Peace Through Music – Playing For Change

August 1, 2009

Peace Through Music Film Trailer 

Playing for Change is proud to announce the premiere of their future film – Peace Through Music!

Musicians from around the world combine their passion and talents to form one global chorus for peace.

Four years of traveling the world and discovering the power of the human spirit.

Watch the trailer

Playing for Change is a multimedia movement created to inspire, connect, and bring peace to the world through music.


STOP the Dolphin Slaughtering in Japan

July 23, 2009

The world might not be aware of what is happening over there! It is time to reveal the secret.

The Cove Trailer

More than 20,000 dolphins are being slaughtered each year and their meat containing toxic levels of mercury, is being sold as food in Japan, often times labeled as whale meat.

The majority of the world is not aware this is happening.

It’s critical that we STOP this slaughtering right now !

I ask that you urge the Japanese government to revoke permits that allow Japan’s Fisheries Agency to continue this heinous, dangerous and illegal practice.

I also urge American leadership to ensure that the International Whaling Commission includes the proper management of dolphins and porpoises and a comprehensive plan to stop the slaughter of dolphins in Japan.

Take Part. Sign the petition.

The Campaign To End Violence Against Women

July 21, 2009

WomenThrive.org

I know that keeping women and girls around the world free from fear and harm is as important to you as it is to me.

That’s why I’m inviting you to use your power as an American citizen to empower the millions of women around the world who suffer from violence and abuse.

I recently contacted my Congressperson asking her/him to support the International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA).

I urge you to do the same by visiting www.WomenThrive.org/IVAWA where you can send an email or fax to your Senator and Representative.

It would impact millions of women, empowering them with tools to escape abuse and poverty. Please add your voice by contacting your Congressperson!

Visit Women Thrive Worldwide at: www.WomenThrive.org/IVAWA

Worldwide, over 1 billion people live in extreme poverty, struggling to survive on a less than $1 a day. In May 2008 Ritu Sharma, Women Thrive’s President and Co-founder, traveled to Nicaragua, one of the poorest countries in Latin America, to try to experience herself what life is like for women who live on $1 a day or less.

Click here to learn about Ritu’s experience.

WomenThrive.org

Violence against women is a major cause of world poverty, preventing women from going to school, earning an income, and lifting their families out of poverty.

Learn about the IVAWA and sign the petition!

Support Women Worldwide Today!

Smile Michael, the whole world is now with you … forever!!

July 7, 2009

 Michael’s favorite song, SMILE  from the silent movie  ” Modern Times”  1923, song written by Charles Chaplin

Smile though your heart is aching
Smile even though its breaking
When there are clouds in the sky, youll get by
If you smile through your fear and sorrow
Smile and maybe tomorrow
Youll see the sun come shining through for you

Light up your face with gladness
Hide every trace of sadness
Although a tear may be ever so near
Thats the time you must keep on trying
Smile, whats the use of crying? 
Youll find that life is still worthwhile
If you just smile

“A day without a laugh is a wasted day.” – Charles Chaplin

There’s nothing that can’t be done..You DID it Michael!

July 7, 2009

”There’s nothing that can’t be done if we raise our voice as one ”~ Michael Jackson

Who’s Loving You -Michael Jackson & The Jackson 5


You DID it Michel … and we, the whole world, is saying THANK YOU for all that you ever did for us. 

You will ALWAYS heal the world and make it a better place  … RIP!!

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You Are Not Alone -Michael Jackson

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